The monosyllabic, taciturn Jack Webb character of "Dragnet" fame is once more parodied in this less-than-skillful satire, one that is really just another TV skit ballooned into a feature film. Sgt. Joe Friday (Dan Aykroyd), nephew of the legendary Joe Friday, is a repressive sort who
minds the rules to the point of idiocy. His rigid way of life is upset slightly by his free-and-easy partner, Pep Streebek (Tom Hanks). The pair stumble into a conspiracy involving a devilish evangelist (Christopher Plummer), a porn publisher (Dabney Coleman), and a chic police chief (Elizabeth
Ashley). After the first 20 minutes of staccato interchanges between Friday and Streebek, th...